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  • Writer's pictureMelissa McGrath

Over-eating, Cigarettes, Alcohol or another Dependence? Give Yourself the Gift of Change

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Struggling to get control of things for the longest time?

Frustrated that attempt after attempt is to no avail? Or do you manage to stay away for a few months and then something triggers you to return ...

Firstly congratulations in taking a serious step toward a life you would prefer to be leading. The crux of debilitating habits and addictions is just that - an unhealthy habit you have formed instead of a healthy one.

If you are here, it is likely not just for health or financial reasons. Most people find that their negative addictions are affecting those around them and at some point that also becomes motivation for change.

I am sure you have imagined a life whereby you no longer sneak outside at restaurants or social gatherings to access that cigarette you think you need. A life where you can walk into any store and buy a piece of clothing you absolutely love without wondering if you look silly in it. To be able to breathe well, do a bush walk without being exhausted. To not have to pop a pill to have a great night. Or to learn to enjoy 2-3 drinks and to not need 6. Desiring all of those things is completely understandable. And, I am not doing a hard sell to state that it is completely within your grasp. You have to absolutely be at the stage however, where you are serious about change.

Importantly, stop the guilt. It doesn't help the situation and in fact may make it worse. To have a habit is not necessarily your fault, and can stem from many causes. That is where Hypnotherapy kicks in and why it is your best tool to conquering this. A habit needs a diversion, an adjustment of thought processes. No matter how destructive habits have held you down til now, you have the ability to change your future through a changed mindset at your subconscious level. So the only thing that is your fault is doing nothing about it. Most of my clients come from those of whom I have worked with referring me to others, as the programs have a very high success rate.

The process requires some commitment and determination. If you are ready for this change you have been waiting for for so long, we work together as a team over 4-6 but sometimes for longer. However, not a long time for changing habits that may have existed for years.

For most people there is a reason why you keep accessing whatever it is you shouldn't. It may have started out because you were bored or friends were doing it etc. It is a comfort if you feel anxious, or each time you are bored, or simply because it is this thing that you just turn to without thinking. It could be through a lack of confidence; low self esteem; needing a familiar prop for comfort; internal fears and / or a sense of belonging, or bad habits from childhood. There are as many causes as their are individuals with the problem. For other people it their vice has been used as a reward at the end of the day, a form of unhealthy relaxation.

Hypnotherapy combined with psychotherapy addresses the underlying issues (should they exist) that may exist in order for you to be able to live your best life. That is why quick fixes do not work long term. There is a need for the issue to be addressed in a manner that understands you.

Please feel free to explore the rest of the website and don't hesitate to phone or use the enquiries tab below to book in your free initial 15 minute consultation to ask any questions. We go from there!

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